Mobile network 3 is offering its customers the chance to buy pay-as-you-go mobile broadband for £2 per day.

The mobile network says the new service, which offers a 500MB data allowance, is ideal for those who don't want to commit to a monthly tariff. According to 3, the data allowance is equivalent to browsing the web for five hours, sending 500 emails, watching two four minute video clip and listening to 16 four minute songs online.

"Three's Pay Per Day deal is the ideal proposition for business travellers, iPad owners and students who have a fixed broadband connection at home but also want the flexibility of being able to snack on mobile broadband whilst away from their home," said Three's director of mobile broadband, Joe Parker.

3 customers can either purchase the mobile broadband allowance online or via a top-up voucher purchased in store.

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